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POLISH GOOD FRIDAY CUSTOM

IF THE PEOPLE CAN'T BE IN CHURCH FOR THE TRE ORE SERVICES, THEY DO
NOT SPEAK AT ALL FOR THE 3 HOURS.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): SILENCE ; SPEECH TABOO

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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ROUTINE ACTIVITY

INFORMANT STATED THAT CERTAIN TIMES EACH DAY WERE DESIGNATED AS
PERIODS OF SILENCE. HOWEVER, ON CHRISTMAS, EASTER, AND PENTECOST,
THE COMMUNITY OBSERVED GRAND CONGE DAY. ON THESE THREE DAYS THE
SISTERS COULD FEEL FREE TO TALK ALL DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT RITAS CONVENT

Keyword(s): VOW OF SILENCE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pentecost

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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CLOSED MOUTH

IN A CLOSED MOUTH ENTERS NO FLIES.

Submitter comment: LEARNED: THROUGH HIS STUDY OF SPANISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE THROUGH INDIRECTION ; SILENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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BEAR

THIS IS A GAME THAT IS USUALLY PLAYED IN THE
DRAK IN A LARGE AREA. THE OBJECT IS FOR THE
PERSON WHO IS CHOSEN TO BE THE BEAR TO FIND ANOTHER
PERSON AND GUESS WHO IT IS. THEN THE CAPTURED
PERSON IS THE BEAR. IN ORDER NOT TO BE FOUND
THE OTHER PLAYERS DON'T MAKE ANY NOISE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): SILENCE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Guessing

Date learned: 01-00-1970

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MAKE A WISH AND THROW A PENNY IN A WELL. IF YOU
DON'T TELL YOUR WISH TO ANYONE, IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: FLORIDA ; ORLANDO

James Callow Keyword(s): SILENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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PROVERBS

MUM'S THE WORD.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

James Callow Keyword(s): SILENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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Proverb

None preaches better than the ant and she says nothing.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [VC00, V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ANT ; METAPHOR ; Preach ; Seminary ; SILENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.

Submitter comment:

Proverb Phrase - Written across top of card

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word Phrase is crossed out.

Original BN [V600] is crossed out.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANT ; Preach ; PROVERB ; PRUDENCE ; Seminary ; SILENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Still waters run deep

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Deep ; Depth ; Insight ; Intelligence ; Knowledge ; METAPHOR ; Quiet ; Run ; SILENCE ; Still ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

It's better to keep silent and let people think you are stupid than to open your mouth and prove it.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

You can't recall someone?

Where learned: J L HUDSONS

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; Mouth ; Proof ; PROVERB ; SILENCE ; Stupid ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Silence is golden.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Golden ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SILENCE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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